Hands-On History Workshops

Hands On HistoryAre you curious about history? Do you want to delve deeper into a topic by discussing it with an expert? Would you like to examine the AAS collections firsthand? Then come join us for a Hands-On History Workshop.

These highly interactive workshops allow participants to partake in discussions with leading historians and explore a variety of historic images, newspapers, books, maps, and manuscripts from the AAS collections.


Upcoming Workshops

Due to the construction project at AAS, hands-on-history workshops will not be held in the spring or summer of 2018.

Please check back for the fall 2018 programs to be held in our new, expanded space.

 


Previous Workshops

2017

Scientific American

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6-9 p.m.
“Scientific Americans: The Art of Science in the New Nation"
Guest scholar: Gregory Nobles, Georgia Tech
Co-sponsored by the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) and the EcoTarium
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Medicine and Health

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6-9 p.m.
“Medicine and Health in Early America"
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Scientific American

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6-9 p.m. (snow date of December 7)
“The Ghost of Christmas Present: The Transformation of Christmas in America"
Guest scholar: Stephen Nissenbaum
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2016

Declaration of Independence

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
“Declaring Independence – Then and Now"
Lead scholars: Danielle Allen and Mary Babson Fuhrer
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Civil WarThursday, April 28, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
“Seeing the Civil War"
Lead scholar: Joshua Brown
Co-sponsored by the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC)
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Woman in redTuesday, October 18, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
"Hidden Histories: Finding Women's Stories in the Archives"
Lead scholar: Marla Miller, University of Massachusetts Amherst
In collaboration with the Public History Program at UMass Amherst
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BooksTuesday, November 17, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
"Hidden Histories: Finding Native American Stories in the Archives"
Lead scholar: Alice Nash, University of Massachusetts Amherst
In collaboration with the Public History Program at UMass Amherst
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2015

Civil WarThursday, June 11, 2015
“No Taxation Without Representation: How the Stamp Act Made America”
Lead scholar: Mary Babson Fuhrer
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2014

Independent Gold HunterSaturday, March 29, 2014
“Suffragists, Teetotalers, and Abolitionists: Social Reform in the Nineteenth Century”
Lead scholar: Thomas Augst, New York University
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Writing HistorySaturday, April 26, 2014
“A Primer on Conducting Historical Research”
Lead scholar: Mary Fuhrer
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Writing HistorySaturday, May 10, 2014
“Exploring Johnny Tremain
Lead scholar: Joan Rubin, University of Rochester
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Writing HistoryTuesday, June 17, 2014
“A Primer on Conducting Historical Research”
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